Gloaming Stakes

The Gloaming Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Golden Rose Stakes Day each Sydney Spring Racing Carnival as a lead-up to the VRC Derby.

2019 Gloaming Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Shadow Hero
  • 2nd: #3 Subedar
  • 3rd: #4 Quick Thinker



The Gloaming Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival in late September.

The Gloaming Stakes is run under set weights conditions over 1800m and is only open to three-year-olds, offering $200,000 in total prize money.

The Gloaming Stakes is held on Golden Rose Stakes Day alongside four other Group status spring races. These include the $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m), $400,000 Group 2 Golden Pendant (1400m) and the Group 2 Shannon Stakes (1500m) for possible Epsom Handicap contenders the following Saturday at Randwick.

One of the major lead up events to the Gloaming Stakes field is the Group 3 Newcastle Spring Stakes (1600m) run the Friday before Golden Rose Day, while the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) a fortnight earlier at the Rosehill track is another key preparatory race for Gloaming Stakes-bound three-year-olds.

Many of the more successful runners in the Gloaming Stakes go on to challenge the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m). Often, horses will contend the Gloaming Stakes before heading south to target Flemington’s Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

In 2017 Ace High took out the Gloaming Stakes – Spring Champion Stakes – VRC Derby treble.

The 2019 Gloaming Stakes was held on Saturday September 28, 2019 and won in impressive style by the VRC Derby-bound Shadow Hero. 

Gloaming Stakes
Date: Saturday September 28, 2019
Racecourse: Rosehill Gardens
Distance: 1800m
Conditions: Three-year-olds at Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $200,000

2019 Gloaming Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Shadow Hero
  • 2nd: #3 Subedar
  • 3rd: #4 Quick Thinker

The Gloaming Stakes 2019 Results saw the Mark Newnham-trained favourite Shadow Hero demolish his rivals second-up with a 3.3 length victory ahead of Group 1 targets over further including the $2 million Victoria Derby (2500m) in Melbourne.

Read more on the big Gloaming Stakes 2019 win by VRC Derby hopeful Shadow Hero.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 2 SHADOW HERO Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 3 56.5kg $2.90F
2 3 SUBEDAR James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 3.3L 9 56.5kg $10
3 4 QUICK THINKER Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 4.3L 2 56.5kg $4
4 1 JUST THINKIN’ Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 4.5L 6 56.5kg $3.20
5 11 PERSAN David Payne Glyn Schofield 5.3L 11 56.5kg $151
6 8 SIRMAZE Jason Coyle Ms Jess Taylor 8.3L 5 56.5kg $101
7 5 RHAEGAR Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Jason Collett 11.1L 4 56.5kg $21
8 6 FASANO David Payne Nash Rawiller 11.5L 7 56.5kg $17
9 7 WAR BARON David Payne Glen Boss 13L 10 56.5kg $51
10 13 SHINING EAGLE John Sargent Ms Rachel King 15.3L 1 54.5kg $101
11 10 LUCKY IMPERATOR Gary Moore Adam Hyeronimus 23.5L 8 56.5kg $71
12 12 WAY BACK WHEN Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 23.7L 12 56.5kg $101
9 EXTRAORDINARY Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 0

2019 Gloaming Stakes Betting

The updated Gloaming Stakes 2019 odds and Group 3 betting market links to the Rosehill racing markets online at Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below the week of the race.

2019 Gloaming Stakes Field

The Gloaming Stakes 2019 field of final acceptances and barrier draw are released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday leading up to race day. Horses may come into the Gloaming Stakes field via earlier Group status Sydney Spring Racing Carnival races for three-year-olds or be stepping up in class for their first black-type test of the season.

There are 13 gallopers making-up the 2019 Gloaming Stakes Field this spring with a tight top-half of the market narrowly led by the flying Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Just Thinkin’ who chases a third straight win. The dangers following closely in betting are Group 1 JJ Atkins fourth placed Shadow Hero and Group 3 Ming Dynasty winning Kiwi raider Quick Thinker drawn in barriers three and two respectively.

Update: The 2019 Spring Champion Stakes lead-up race on Golden Rose Day – the Gloaming Stakes field – is down to 12 after the scratching of the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Extraordinary (13) who had the outside alley.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 73×11 JUST THINKIN’ Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 6 56.5kg 85
2 214×3 SHADOW HERO Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 3 56.5kg 82
3 1152 SUBEDAR James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 9 56.5kg 78
4 21×1 QUICK THINKER Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 2 56.5kg 76
5 5x91x4 RHAEGAR Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Jason Collett 4 56.5kg 70
6 33×15 FASANO David Payne Nash Rawiller 7 56.5kg 65
7 7F0x456591 WAR BARON David Payne Glen Boss 10 56.5kg 60
8 4×3316 SIRMAZE Jason Coyle Ms Jess Taylor 5 56.5kg 59
9 63×36 EXTRAORDINARY Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 13 56.5kg
10 93557×32 LUCKY IMPERATOR Gary Moore TBA 8 56.5kg
11 48F0x70 PERSAN David Payne Glyn Schofield 11 56.5kg
12 465 WAY BACK WHEN Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 12 56.5kg
13 93×40 SHINING EAGLE John Sargent Ms Rachel King 1 54.5kg

2019 Gloaming Stakes Nominations

The 2019 Gloaming Stakes nominations are taken by Racing NSW on the Monday leading-up to Golden Rose Stakes Day with the full list of early entries to be published below.

The official Gloaming Stakes 2019 Nominations attracted 17 three-year-olds with the hopes of a Group 1 run later in the spring including the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Just Thinkin’. Just Thinkin’ chases a third win on the trot and was last seen taking out the Dulcify Quality at the track.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 3219×031 BULLET FLY C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 66
2 63×36 EXTRAORDINARY C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
3 33×15 FASANO C 3 David Payne 65
4 73×11 JUST THINKIN’ G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 85
5 93557×32 LUCKY IMPERATOR G 3 Gary Moore
6 48F0x70 PERSAN C 3 David Payne
7 21×1 QUICK THINKER C 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 76
8 432 RELUCENT (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller
9 76 RENT A ROCK G 3 Danny Williams
10 5x91x4 RHAEGAR G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 70
11 214×3 SHADOW HERO G 3 Mark Newnham 82
12 93×40 SHINING EAGLE F 3 John Sargent
13 4×3316 SIRMAZE G 3 Jason Coyle 59
14 1152 SUBEDAR G 3 James Cummings 78
15 7F0x456591 WAR BARON C 3 David Payne 60
16 465 WAY BACK WHEN C 3 Chris Waller
17 41541 WHISPERED C 3 James Cummings 64

Gloaming Stakes History

Inaugurated in 1978, the Gloaming Stakes has an extensive history of exciting racing and tight results. The Gloaming Stakes is named after Gloaming, who along with Desert Gold previously held the Australasian record of 19 successive wins. Out of 67 starts, Gloaming won 57 and came second 9 times.

The Gloaming Stakes has had a relatively stable history in terms of race location and status. Because of its set weights status and restriction to three year olds, the Gloaming Stakes has long held an important place in NSW racing as a major event to watch and a fertile breeding ground of young black-type winners.

Notable Gloaming Stakes winners include Sky Chase (1987), Tie The Knot (1997), So You Think (2009), It’s A Dundeel (2012) and that year’s Spring Champion Stakes / VRC Derby double winner Ace High (2017). Gloaming Stakes results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Gloaming Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Gloaming Stakes
1st Shadow Hero 1 minute 49.10 seconds
2nd Subedar
3rd Quick Thinker
2018
Gloaming Stakes
1st Thinkin’ Big 1 minute 50.28 seconds
2nd Tarka
3rd Irukandji
2017
Gloaming Stakes
1st Ace High 1 minute 50.82 seconds
2nd Sanctioned
3rd Coral Coast
2016
Gloaming Stakes
1st Veladero 1 minute 50.2 seconds
2nd Honeywine
3rd Prized Icon
2015
Gloaming Stakes
1st Vanbrugh 1 minutre 49.6 seconds
2nd Tatoosh
3rd Man Of Choice
2014
Gloaming Stakes
1st Sweynesse 1 minute 49.5 seconds
2nd Diamond Valores
3rd Pounamu
2013
Gloaming Stakes
1st Complacent 1 minute 49.2 seconds
2nd Savvy Nature
3rd Drago
2012
Gloaming Stakes
1st It’s A Dundeel 1 minute 50.6 seconds
2nd Honorius
3rd Lunar Rise
2011
Gloaming Stakes
1st Strike The Stars 1 minute 49.0 seconds
2nd Doctor Doom
3rd King’s Pact
2010
Gloaming Stakes
1st Retrieve 1 minute 48.2 seconds
2nd Erewhon
3rd Praecido
2009
Gloaming Stakes
1st So You Think 1 minute 50.8 seconds
2nd Gathering
3rd Heraklion
2008
Gloaming Stakes
1st Predatory Pricer 1 minute 51.9 seconds
2nd Stalingrad
3rd Fight And Defend
2007
Gloaming Stakes
1st Race Not Run
2nd
3rd
2006
Gloaming Stakes
1st All Black Gold 1 minute 49.2 seconds
2nd Tuesday Joy
3rd Sermon
2005
Gloaming Stakes
1st Pendragon 1 minute 50.4 seconds
2nd Power Of Destiny
3rd Duelled
2004
Gloaming Stakes
1st Al Maher 1 minute 49.3 seconds
2nd Savabeel
3rd Outback Prince
2003
Gloaming Stakes
1st Tsuimai 1 minute 49.6 seconds
2nd Terracotta Bay
3rd Square One
2002
Gloaming Stakes
1st Maskerado 1 minute 57.0 seconds
2nd Platinum Scissors
3rd Sportsman
2001
Gloaming Stakes
1st Courvoisier 1 minute 49.7 seconds
2nd Excellerator
3rd Silk Veil
2000
Gloaming Stakes
1st Go Bint 1 minute 59.4 seconds
2nd Dandify
3rd Danachenka

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